Data Protection for the Public Cloud

Get peace-of-mind protection for your VMware vCloud Air workloads. With the vCloud Air Data Protection backup and recovery feature, you can ensure data protection of your cloud environment.

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Backup and Recovery Demo

Find out how to do in-place and out-of-place restores and how to recover if a vApp is deleted.

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Overview Demo

Data Protection features include back scheduling, defined retention periods, self-service vApp registration, ad-hoc backups and more. 

The need to protect workloads is the same whether they are onsite or in the cloud. You can ensure data protection in your vCloud Air environment with vCloud Air Data Protection, an optional backup and recovery feature for Dedicated Cloud or Virtual Private Cloud instances.


Data Protection is an agentless, self-service, policy-driven backup and recovery service with image-level backups. It helps ensure that all operating system, file system and application data residing within a virtual machine are captured as a snapshot image before committed to backup media. With this self-service backup feature, you can fully embrace the public cloud and deploy critical applications without worrying about data loss.


Note that Data Protection may not be available in all regions.

What Data Protection Does

Prevents Data Loss

  • • Minimizes risk by protecting cloud workloads

  • • Self-service settings ensure a solution that fits your requirements

Simplifies Management

  • • Intuitive controls offer straightforward policy administration

  • • Agentless architecture helps protect any virtual machine on vCloud Air